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More that 800 forest crimes, land grabs and illegal wildlife hunting reported last year

There were 811 cases of forest crimes, land grabs, and illegal hunting of wildlife reported last year, and of the number 320 involved in forest crimes were fined while another 491 were taken to court. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501047196/more-that-800-forest-crimes-land-grabs-and-illegal-wildlife-hunting-reported-last-year/

200 indigenous people protest against company for land encroachment

Some 200 indigenous people in Mondulkiri province have come together to protest against a company for encroaching into their collective land. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501042590/200-indigenous-people-protest-against-company-for-land-encroachment/

10 arrested over land grabbing in Preah Sihanouk province

Officials in Preah Sihanouk province arrested 10 people over land grabbing in Kampong Seila district. Reports said almost 300 people were involved in the land encroachment in the province. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501041329/10-arrested-over-land-grabbing-in-preah-sihanouk-province/

M’kiri authorities on manhunt over 6,000ha of grabbed land

The Department of Agriculture authorities are on a manhunt to track down those involved in the encroachment of more than 6,000 hectares of forest land since January 5 in Mondulkiri province. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501014669/mkiri-authorities-on-manhunt-over-6000ha-of-grabbed-land/

M’kiri authorities recover 100ha of grabbed land

Mondulkiri authorities have cracked down on over 100 hectares of illegally grabbed forest land and tore down boundary fences put up in the area. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501013891/mkiri-authorities-recover-100ha-of-grabbed-land/

Encroachers vacate state land in Oddar Meanchey

With potential action by law enforcement officers and the possibility of court cases looming, a family in Pongro commune of Oddar Meanchey province’s Chongkal district has returned more than 16ha of land they had illegally occupied to the state. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/encroachers-vacate-state-land-oddar-meanchey

Blitz on land grabs: Authorities seize back 2,000 ha of flooded forest

In an effort to restore natural habitat, Land Management Minister Chea Sophara yesterday began a crackdown against encroachments in Tonle Sap lake’s flooded forest and seized back more than 2,000 hectares in Kampong Chhnang province. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50979345/blitz-on-land-grabs-authorities-seize-back-2000-ha-of-flooded-forest/

Cambodia acts to save largest lake

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered relevant authorities to launch a large-scale crackdown on illegal land grabs around the kingdom’s largest freshwater lake — Tonle Sap — and to seize back all the encroached land. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50979678/cambodia-acts-to-save-largest-lake/

Indigenous Mondulkiri people allege land grabs

Over 100 hectares of land used for traditional slash-and burn farming has been cleared by the O’Raing district governor of Mondulkiri province, indigenous people alleged yesterday. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50971425/indigenous-mondulkiri-people-allege-land-grabs/

Commune chief denying alleged land-grab scheme

Th chief of Prasat commune in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district denied allegations that he had conspired to take residents’s land in village II. ...

Om Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/commune-chief-denying-alleged-land-grab-scheme

Villagers: Take action against Koh Kong land grab

More than 200 residents of Chroy Svay community’s Saray Khang Cheung village in Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district urged authorities and the provincial Department of Environment to take action against people who have encroached on the community’s flooded forest land. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-take-action-against-koh-kong-land-grab

At least 17 people arrested for grabbing state land

At least 17 people have been arrested for encroaching on state land in Preah Vihear province’s Kulen district. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50865370/at-least-17-people-arrested-for-grabbing-state-land/

Tycoon Sok Bun land grab trial reaches Appeal Court

The Appeal Court yesterday heard the case of Tycoon Sok Bun and five former Koh Rong commune officials who were convicted to between five and seven years in prison each over a land grab bid between 2016 and 2019. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50858783/tycoon-sok-bun-land-grab-trial-reaches-appeal-court/

Firm accused of grabbing indigenous community’s land in Stung Treng

More than 30 families from the Kreung indigenous community in Talat commune’s Rumpat and Talat villages in Stung Treng province’s Sesan district claimed that a private company had cleared their plantations. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/firm-accused-grabbing-indigenous-communitys-land-stung-treng

Koh Kong authorities look for land grabbers

A technical working group in Koh Kong province is inspecting state land in Sre Ambel district’s Chroy Svay and Boeung Preav communes on suspicions of illegal land grabbing in the biodiversity corridor and multi-use areas.   ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-authorities-look-land-grabbers

Four charged over land grab in Preah Vihear

Four men were charged in the Preah Vihear Provincial Court for impersonating as environment officers, clearing 10 hectares of state land, and claiming it belongs to them. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50828141/four-charged-over-land-grab-in-preah-vihear/

Three Preah Sihanouk land grabbers nabbed

Environment officials are preparing to send three suspects to the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court after arresting them on March 13 in connection with encroachment on state forest land in the multi-use areas of Prek Teuk Sap Kbal Chhay in Prey Nop district. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/three-preah-sihanouk-land-grabbers-nabbed

Five officials under fire for land grabs

A judge, a deputy prosecutor, two high-ranking-military officials and a district land management official have had a complaint filed against them for alleged corruption, abuse of power and grabbing six hectares of land in Oddar Meanchey province in 2016. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50797742/five-officials-under-fire-for-land-grabs/

Court to rule on sanctuary landgrab cases

The Preah Vihear Provincial Court has set tentative dates in December this year to announce the verdicts for three separate wildlife sanctuary land grab cases, which happened last year. Provincial court spokeswoman Chum Kaniya said on December 10 that the court’s investigating judge had heard ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-rule-sanctuary-landgrab-cases

Mondulkiri Bunong community seeks return of forest land

More than 200 indigenous Bunong families in Mondulkiri province have asked authorities to retrieve 5ha of community forest land they claim had been secretly stolen from them by speculators. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-bunong-community-seeks-return-forest-land

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